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About The Nook Neighborhood Bistro

Anyone hungry for a great meal will enjoy dining in the nook’s sidewalk café atmosphere. Tucked away in Puck’s Ally you’ll find a delicious playful menu that is packed with local produce, meats and dairy. An ingredient focused restaurant featuring new American cuisine. The nook can satisfy at any time of the day.

1035 University Ave.
Unit 105
Honolulu, HI 96826
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast & Lunch:

Tuesday - Sunday: 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m

Dinner:

Wednesday-Sunday: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Cross Street:
Coyne

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 942-2222

Website:
http://thenookhonolulu.com/

Executive Chef:
Anicea Campanale

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Cozy up at The Nook for Christmas Eve dinner. Course dinner and special menu avalible for your celebration.

The Nook Neighborhood Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (11)
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Good for a Date (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Casual (6)
Cozy (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Healthy (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Business Meals (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Romantic (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Great Beer (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Seasonal (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Authentic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined 2 days ago

Lovely place. Staff are friendly and helpful. Everyone seems to care about the food and the experience. Good wine. Delicious food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

This is a such a cute little restaurant.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined 5 days ago

We started off with clams where were very tasty but a little too salty. We then had a shrimp dish and lamb moussaka. The shrimp was OK the moussaka was so salty I couldn’t taste anything else but salt. The lamb might as well have been beef or pork I couldn’t taste it at all. There was very little meat and very little eggplant, it was mostly pasta which doesn’t even belong in moussaka. It was more of a lasagna than moussaka. I also had a mixed drink which was tasty but very small pour for the price. I am not one that usually minds a little extra cost for a good experience but that wasn’t the case which is the only reason I mention the cost. I have eaten here for brunch often and usually love the food but the chef this evening was going nuts with the salt and the moussaka wasn’t the right name for the dish. Not sure I will ever go back for dinner again.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We had a delightful family dinner to celebrate my husband's birthday. When we first sat down, I was a bit concerned they wouldn't keep my 6 year old happy with their cuisine, but we ordered the orange green tea jidori chicken (with no chiles) and some rice. She ate happily. My husband, my son, and I all ate our delicious meals, too. My husband and I both enjoyed a hand crafted soda/cocktail along side the tasty food. We had the mini cannoli for dessert and they were perfect. Thanks for a lovely evening and great meal.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great little hidden gem

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Our AirBnB hosts recommended this and we’ve already made reservations for our second meal. Burrata special was enough to share and house made linguine was terrific. They were donating some of the proceeds from this special Puerto Rican dish to hurricane relief, but I’d order it any day regardless. Wine prices reasonable and folks at the next table loved their cocktails.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 6, 2017

my mom and i were very happy to find this neighborhood bistro our first night in honolulu. it was everything we was hoping for. food was lovely, service was friendly and attentive, and they were very accommodating with my food intolerances. beautiful, fresh, local, sustainable ingredients prepared in creative ways, i'm certain we'll be going back there over and over again!

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals, Organic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Authentic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 30, 2017

All entrees were great - Marscapone risotto, beets and chevre linguini, beef burger, sweet potato gnocchi, pasta special. Ordered a salad which can be shared - not an individual portion size, so order and share. Love that it is small and cozy and in our neighborhood. Also love that they have local beer from BeerLab. Kirsten, our server, was so delightful! She was upbeat, attentive, caring and funny. She made our meal very enjoyable! Good luck with your studies, Kirsten! We'd love to come back again.

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Second time we have eaten at the Nook. Love the gnocchi and burger (our 2 favorite dishes we tried), and also great salads. Every dish we had was really creative and fresh, and had great flavors. Our least favorite was the linguine dish.
The staff, and especially the hostesses, are very friendly and helpful.
This is becoming one of our top "date night" places. It is a really nice place and great good, and our only "complaint" is the high wine prices that turn what could be an affordable date night into a pretty pricey dinner. Would love to see more value choices. But they have a good beer selection, so that, or the non-alcoholic drinks, could be an alternative to keep it affordable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Brunch amazing....but dinner was over the top. Do yourself a favor and try this hidden gem.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Our town favorite! This time we closed the place down. Food, drinks and dessert were on point. Staff is super friendly. We love the Nook

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Came here with a date. Food was exceptional. My date had the seafood linguine special and I had the ostrich burger. Ostrich burger was super moist and cooked perfectly at a medium rare. Server was knowledgeable and proved quick service. Due to the location being small, there is a bit of noise from other tables. Would definitely come here again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Onolicious! Appetizers and specials always da best!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food was really fantastic. We tried a few apps and both got pasta dishes. Highly recommend. Our server and the hostess were both very attentive and friendly. The wine I chose was nice but higher priced ($13 a glass) than I would except for a neighborhood spot. There were only 2, fairly high priced choices for reds. Wish they had more of a range of wines by the glass. But we will absolutely be back to try more of their dishes- a great find.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 11, 2017

I cannot get enough of this place! The Nook is the first choice every time my girlfriend and I want a delicious meal that feels like home with the BEST mixed drinks. My usual is the black sesame old-fashion my lady like the juniper creation (i forget the menu name) we get the polenta fries with both sauces, seared pork, and gumbo. The first time we went, it was for breakfast and MAN that was a breath of fresh air from the usual breakfast available in Hawaii (we're Californian transplants) so we decided to try their other menus. This is such a wonderful establishment that is personable and friendly every time. Highly recommended, highly recommended. *nodding approvingly*

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Our meals(s) were delicious. They were out of the clams, and so we had Orange Green Tea Chicken (which is Fried Jidori chicken, Sexpot green tea, fried garlic, chillies), which was quite tasty and large. We followed that with Asian Pear Salad (spinach, Ewa onions, honey candied pecans, miso vinaigrette), which was also very generously sized and excellent. We split both of these first tow courses, and there was more than enough for each of us. For the main course one of us had Glazed Duck Breast (Hibiscus cinnamon tea glaze, orange zest, sweet potato mash); The duck was superb, and so was the sweet potato, but we thought it might have been better to have something a little tarter than that. The other lucky person had the fish of the day (which was swordfish (we take it to have been Au) with a sauce that included kalmata olives and other good stuff. We had wine by the glass; the selection was limited, but just fine. It is NOT fancy, but for a moderately-priced evening it was way above what one can find most other places.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Awesome food with amazing service. They were out of the beer that my husband usually gets and they went across the street to the brewery and got it and it was on the house! they go above and beyond! Highly recommended!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Organic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Date night for the boyfriend and I. We completely enjoyed our whole experience at The Nook. This is my 3rd time dining here. We had the steamed clam appetizer, the Mahi Mahi special and I had the kabocha pasta with mushrooms and a cream sauce. All items were amazing! Our server was awesome! I wish I could recall her name. She is super petite and friendly. (She was closing the night of August 5th. You know who you are! Thank you for being awesome!!) We tried North Coast PranQster beer before our main meal and were not all that impressed. Our waitress brought us a small sampler to share of 2 other beers and a cider. We really enjoyed the cider and went with that for the 2nd round of drinks. For dessert, we shared the mochi churro with Mexican chocolate. We could not have enjoyed ourselves more. Thanks, Nook staff! Keep up the good work. We gotta make it back for brunch sometime. :)

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Excellent food, great staff and service. Definitely a return again.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Remarkably imaginative menu! All the food was excellent, and the staff wonderful.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Server knew the beverage nuances. . Elaborate flavors built on local ingredients.
Intimate evening experience, in a near-the-university-neighborhood. Low key, and did it 4 stars!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 8, 2017

I love having breakfast at the Nook. This was my first dinner and probably the last. Their liquor license had expired so we missed out on drinks. Chicken bland, salad was good, steak smelled funny when it was being cooked. When we received it, it was very rare and cold. To their credit, it was comped. Hopefully, just a bad night for The Nook.

Tags: Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Cute little bistro hidden in Puck's Alley in Moiliili, we live in Manoa so it is a great find for us! We will be going back and bringing friends and family to enjoy the good food and great service! I am not a brunch person so I will be going there for dinner and cocktails!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Romantic, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on July 6, 2017

The Nook is one of my family's favorite restaurants. The food is consistently terrific! The 2 owners are true artists; one in the kitchen and the other behind the bar. If you want to have a fabulous culinary experience, this is the restaurant for you.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 5, 2017

First time visiting and loved it! Great quality food and unique options. Went with friend and really enjoyed the atmosphere. Will be going again for sure.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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 (東京)·Dined on June 25, 2017

ディナー、ブレックファースト含め今回で3度目です。雰囲気やサービスは相変わらずいい感じ。料理も相変わらず美味しかったのですが、気持ち塩が強過ぎた印象もありました。フレンチなどで塩の強い食事は慣れている方ですが、それでも、今回は塩気が強く、途中からややきつい感じになりました。
それでも、また訪問してみたい気持ちは変わりません。

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Prior visits we're very good however this time not so. Green tea jindori chicken was very salty as well as the burger. Burger was also well charred on the outside but still raw. I asked for a medium cooked burger.
Our waiter was very cordial.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Went with my wife and two kids for dinner. Worst clams ever, worst burger ever, terrible vegetables, terrible sauces, gross flavors on every plate. We were very hungry and barely ate anything. Even the homemade Italian soda was gross. Never going back despite the friendly service and cute ambiance. We were excited to eat here.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 11, 2017

A truly fantastic menu with a perfect seasoning of the food. Solid, flavorful and filling! The service was friendly and excellent. Perfect ambience and a great music selection. One of the best meals I have had in a long time – we cannot wait to return! Yummy bravo!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 22, 2017

In a BETTER LOCATION this restaurant would be a neighborhood gem given the excellent food and friendly/helpful staff. However, its current location is small and cramped into the corner of a parking lot. "Sitting outside" means sitting up against the busy parking lot.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 19, 2017

I took my mom here for her birthday but also came here for a girls' night out and on a date with my boyfriend. I love The Nook! I think the best thing on the menu is the ostrich burger. It's a little expensive but worth it to try it once. The Nook has cool cocktails and a great happy hour menu, too. Very friendly staff, and close to campus so you get an interesting mix of clientele.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Cozy, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, People Watching, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 16, 2017

A MUST TRY and delightful place to dine for any casual occasion. Cocktails are on point, food is moderately portioned. Atmosphere is cozy and cute.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Enjoyed our dinner, we want to try the breakfast menu on our next visit.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Overall, I was very satisfied with our dinner at the Nook. I was aware of their fine reputation for breakfast and since dinner service was new, they did not disappoint and made the transition very smooth and efficient. The Nook is literally a hidden gem since they are not visible from street view.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on March 31, 2017

My vegan guest ordered a meal without blue cheese and they added it anyway

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Overall the food was very good. We had a very pleasant evening. I would still rank the place on the pricier side.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Ambiance, service, food and price was well worth the drive into town. Highly recommend this place and I will be back for sure. 👍

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 (Portland)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Small, welcoming restaurant. Local ingredients, creative drink menu. Polenta fries were unique and memorable. Service is attentive and special requests were honored with a smile. Only thing that needs adjusting is the too loud music level in the restaurant. I was there for dinner and would like to visit again for breakfast, which I have heard is outstanding.

Tags: People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on March 8, 2017

Great dining experience. I enjoyed the Mint Lavender Drop. The Orange Green Tea Chicken was a nice appetizer. I liked the lightness of the breading and the sweet spicy flavors. Loved the Braised Pork Belly! Crispy outside and tender inside, great flavors with the spices. Loved the crisp kale with it and the Asian pear, both accompanied it nicely. Nice atmosphere and friendly helpful waitstaff.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 2, 2017

Great hidden gem with amazing food at reasonable price. Very helpful staff made it a great meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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